Traditional and Contemporary Textile Art in Northern Iceland

by Heidi Bergstrom Some people are fortunate enough to make it to Reykjavik but not the environs further away when they go to Iceland and therefore they miss the opportunity to experience an immense and diverse range of culture that I learned, can be had in the country. Encounters with contemporary art of a high calibre are just one…

Höskuld´s cloak and the “social skin”

I am really bored with what I am weaving at the moment, and can’t stop thinking about a passage in Njál´s Saga, which explicitly suggests that in the Norse cultural world, weaving cloth was connected to birth, life, fate, and a person’s being and essence.

Feldur by Hildurhak

The word feldur is Icelandic and means a skin from a living or a dead animal.